On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Peter Eisentraut <peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > Just a thought with an additional use case: If I want to set up a > standby for offloading queries, could I take the dump file from the > primary or another existing standby, copy it to the new standby, and > have it be warmed up to the state of the other instance from that? > > In my experience, that kind of use is just as interesting as preserving > the buffers across a restart.
Initially, I did not think about this thanks for asking. For now, we dump the buffer pool info in the format <DatabaseId,TableSpaceId,RelationId,Forknum,BlockNum>; If BlockNum in new standby correspond to the same set of rows as it was with the server where the dump was produced, I think we can directly use the dump file in new standby. All we need to do is just drop the ".save" file in data-directory and preload the library. Buffer pool will be warmed with blocks mentioned in ".save". -- Thanks and Regards Mithun C Y EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers